SunSilva is a new family-owned afforestation company. The research has shown that afforestation is one of the most effective ways to fight against climate change and the extinction of species.
The ocean is made of drops and that's why your contribution is very important! We don't just plant trees, we take care of them until they become a forest without additional forest management fees. Learn more about our new emission compensation service, which was awarded the Avainlippu certificate. The power of teamwork is the key to success in this matter!
We operate in Northern Finland, planting trees all over Finland. Currently, our forests are only in Northern Finland. Our customers such as single individuals as well as companies come from all over the world.
In addition to the Avainlippu certificate we have received the Finnish Social Enterprise mark. This mark reflects our values, and we are proud of our achievement!
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Our goal is to increase Finland's forest area in suitable zones, such as wastelands and various wasted lands. You can decide how many trees you want to plant and what type of forest you wish to create. We offer three different options: the Old-growth Forest (Ikimetsä), the Regenerated Forest (Uudismetsä), and the Better Forest (Parempimetsä). Our experts will be happy to help you make the right choice.
SunSilva challenges people, companies, and communities to offset their carbon footprint and protect pure nature - our most precious asset.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you wish to contribute to our joint work on diversifying nature.
Talking about the Old-growth Forest, we refer to a forest area outside the commercial scope of the forest industry, which can become the primeval forest of the future over decades and centuries.
Apart from climate change, species extinction is another current threat. The old-growth forest lives up to its name. This area is modified and planted with the most suitable tree species and allowed to freely grow into a new home for the forest animals and plants, without the threat of eviction. During afforestation, it might be necessary to take special measures to treat the smallest sapling in the forest nursery until it wins the meadow over, and the forest starts to grow. After this, it is left to reforest and grow into an irreplaceably valuable habitat!
The Regenerated Forest can be planted in the following areas: an area damaged by a storm, a peat area, an old field or a meadow, an area in the need of afforestation, such as a former courtyard or other place or a zone left after regeneration felling.
The Regenerated Forest also lives up to its name. In this case, regeneration implies a new generation of trees. The area is reshaped as needed. After that, it is afforested with the most suitable tree species. The forest nursery is properly managed until it becomes a regenerated forest.
As a forest industry professional, I have seen many forest companies making their products and textiles of wood fibers to replace plastic. It goes without saying that wood is a living and ecological building material. After all, what else will be done with it a hundred years from now? The logging profit ensures the growth of the new forest.
The Better Forest is the term we use to denote the full replanting of a low-quality forest nursery or the implementation of new tillage and planting in really demanding areas.
This would be a great room for collaboration with an advertising agency here because this forest also lives up to its name. These areas are the most challenging sites since tillage must be planned very thoroughly on a case-by-case basis to prevent a large tillage machine from destroying the beginning of the forest during the visit to the site or working process. The soil may also require the planting of different wood types. These areas vary greatly in size, and there are plenty of them!
SunSilva challenges every Finnish individual and company to offset their carbon dioxide emissions by means of implementing a carbon-free year.
The average Finn annually produces a carbon footprint of 10,000 kg. You can offset this emission by planting 17 tree saplings, each of which binds 600 kg of carbon dioxide during its life cycle. However, we should plant more saplings since the saplings are threatened in many ways, especially at the very beginning of their growth cycle. You can decide for yourself what kind of forest you want to grow!
Get your very own tree! The trees are in the municipality of Taivalkoski, in the village of Loukusa, right next to the Lapland border. The buyer of the tree will receive the tree's GPS coordinates. A name plate will be attached to the purchased tree for identification purposes. It is also possible to get a birdhouse for the tree.
Would you like to offer a nest for a bird in our existing forests? You can get a great Finnish birdhouse for either your forest or ours, which supports SunSilva's ideology in every way!
High-quality birdhouses are made by the company Jätkä-Juho from the municipality of Hyrynsalmi.
You heard me right. I am talking now about a bale of dry hay! We spread the hay bales during the winter frosts on the heath, where hares and reindeer otherwise have trouble digging for food. The hay bale can also be placed in the feeder, where it is protected from snow flurries.
NB: The hay bales are only spread during winter.
And there is no way it ever will! The planting of the sapling is only the beginning of the story of the forest, and this story goes a long way.
In the future, we plan to develop a digital product for this story. We will install game cameras in the forest for you to see what happens there. We will also shoot other videos to go through the various stages of afforestation and demonstrate the successful outcome. You will be able to observe the forest nursery care, picnics, harvesting the berries and mushrooms, etc.
Our goal is to build sheds from the fallen trees from the storm, where you can relax, as well as to keep the forest healthy otherwise. The future is also secured as the landowners undertake to insure their forest nurseries against possible damages. We also insure the old-growth forest. If, for example, the forest was to burn or a storm would strike, we would plant a new one in its place.
Let's create a living forest together!
You can effortlessly purchase all our products from the online store.
Place your order and we'll take care of the rest.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our products or our work. We will be happy to answer your questions. SunSilva serves customers worldwide from the office in the municipality of Taivalkoski.
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Moreover, we purchase saplings suitable for certain areas from local forest nurseries. You might wonder how you can ensure the planting of a sapling for every tree you buy. Mechanical planting allows every planted sapling to be seen on the map of the working software. It is possible because planting tools are equipped with GPS equipment. (Not applicable to the plantings completed in 2022.)
If modifications are made with more traditional equipment, repeated test measurements are done to ensure the correct number of planting places and saplings and matching of the number of saplings purchased from the forest nursery with those that were sold.
We mark growing trees using high-precision GPS equipment on the maps built into the working software, where each tree can be accurately identified.
This is just the beginning of the story because now we are developing a digital product that will enable the location of every sapling and tree along with their pictures and coordinates with a centimeter-level accuracy! In the future, you will be able to order a photo of your grown sapling or grown tree, for example, five years from now and you can see how the tree is doing on the other side of the globe. Buyers of grown trees can be sure of their placement with the help of the received photos and GPS coordinates of the tree. Hence, we will make sure that two different trees will grow in different places and have different coordinates.